PhD defence: Team Handball – a health-promoting activity?

Håndboldspiller. Fotograf: Jan Christensen, DHF
Fotograf: Jan Christensen, DHF

Therese Hornstrup Bondebjerg is defending her PhD thesis

Team Handball – a health-promoting activity?

The physiological effects of small-sided team handball in young adults and overweight premenopausal women


1 November 2019, 09:00


Festauditoriet 1-01, Bülowsvej 17. 1870 Frederiksberg C


Associate professor Jacob Wienecke (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Professor Matthew Ronald Spencer, University of Agder, Norway.

Professor & Head of Department Joanna Bowtell, University of Exeter, United Kingdom.


Professor Lars Nybo, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Professor Peter Krustrup, Southern University of Denmark, Denmark

Assistant professor, Susana Póvoas, University Institute of Maia, Portugal

About the thesis

New strategies for effective long-lasting exercise training programs are warranted in the prevention of lifestyle diseases. Team sports have found to be carrying positive psychosocial and motivational aspects that may promote adherence. The overall aim was, therefore, to investigate if team handball could provide positive physiological effects as proven in team sports as recreational football and floorball, since different types of physical activity may attract and motivate different people.  

Download Table of contents, List of papers, Abstract, Resumé (Danish), Introduction.

2019, 106 pages